COVID-19: NMA questions Kogi and Rivers Government over Stance on Coronavirus

Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, on Saturday faulted Cross River and Kogi state Government stance on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, advisory for the management of CoVID-19 Pandemic.

The Medical group noted that while it would be welcome news for a "no-positive-case" status in those states, every States must ensure they follow the testing guideline issued by the NCDC to ensure that cases are not missed.

NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile and General Secretary Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote in a press statement appealed to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force PTF to investigate the claims of the two States in the Interest of safeguarding Nigeria's public health and to recommend appropriate remedial interventions if Necessary.

The Doctors further notes "That the 2018 Act empowered NCDC to lead the national response in diseases outbreak and public health emergencies" They added how worrisome it is that the NCDC has been unable to perform these functions due to threats and lack of corporation from certain states in the country.

On the exponential rise in infection rate and the spike nature of the curve,  the Group expressed her misgiving about the premature easing of lockdown and urged the PTF and the NCDC to find fastest workable ways to fix the current challenges affecting the system.

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